Hughes knows the Swede from his time in charge at City.
"There are certain parts of our game where we need a different option, to go in behind and we lack a bit of pace so we'd like to address that - but we've been looking since the summer," said Hughes.
"It is an obvious part of our play.
"If we can get him in he's a player that can add to what we have got and we are trying to add different options to our attack.
"He's a natural goalscorer and if we can get him into the right areas he will take chances.
"He was there (City) as a young player and worked with our under-21 coach Glynn Hodges when he was also there, so we know him."
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